People Moves

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Carey Olsen, JTC, Others

Editorial Staff, 26 May 2021

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The latest senior moves in wealth and asset management and legal affairs from across Europe and the UK.

Carey Olsen
Offhsore law firm Carey Olsen has added several associates to its dispute resolution and litigation team and its trusts and private wealth team in Guernsey.

Sarah Kett, who trained at Clarke Willmott in Manchester before joining Carey Olsen, advises local and international clients on a range of matters, including corporate and company law disputes, trust disputes, employment law, intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Kett, who has been appointed as an associate, is joined in litigation by associate Acsah Nel. Nel specialises in a range of contentious and non-contentious aspects of corporate and company law, including contractual disputes. Prior to joining Carey Olsen, she practised with Norton Rose Fulbright in South Africa.

Shumona Neswar, previously in the private client team at Knights in the UK, joined Carey Olsen's trusts and private wealth team earlier this year. She advises trustees and high net worth individuals on a range of trust and private wealth matters, with a particular focus on wills, trusts and estate planning.

JTC
JTC, the global provider of fund, corporate and private client services, has appointed Marcel Imery as business development director for the US and wider Americas markets. The move comes after the firm raised almost £66 million ($93.2 million) in new capital to fund acquisitions.

Based in JTC’s New York office, Imery provides structuring services to JTC’s private and corporate clients, with a particular remit to help drive growth across the US and Latin American markets. A lawyer recognised in industry publications such as Best Lawyer, Chambers and the Legal 500, Imery has also founded, financed and scaled start-ups in Venezuela and Chile, awarded by Wayra and Startup Chile, two of Latam’s most prominent incubators. He has worked in international tax, corporate and transactional law and advised high net worth individuals for more than 30 years. 

Imery has particular expertise in advising LatAm families and business owners with corporate holding and asset protection structures. 

Earlier in May, JTC raised funds from its first capital markets placing since the group was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2018. The capital will be used to fund a pipeline of acquisition opportunities, as well as to bolster its balance sheet. The placing followed 2020 full-year figures showing that revenues at £115.1 million rose by 15.9 per cent year-on-year. Underlying earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation rose by 9.4 per cent to £38.7 million from a year earlier. 

JTC has bought 23 businesses over the last 10 years, with 10 of those having been announced since the firm listed in 2018. 

Laurus
London law firm Laurus has recruited Victoria Teymourian-Yates as an associate in its family team. Having spent almost a decade as a family lawyer, Teymourian-Yates has experience of dealing with complex issues such as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. 

She has particular expertise in advising on cases which involve domestic abuse and private children matters. 

Founded in 2016, Laurus has 22 fee-earners with teams covering family, property and private client law.

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